BLU is rolling out a few new smartphones this month. We’ve already looked at the $349 BLU Pure XL, which is a 6 inch phone that’s the most powerful device from BLU to date.
Looking for something a little smaller? The BLU Vivo Air LTE is a smartphone with a 4.8 inch display and a super-slim case that measures just 5.1mm (0.2 inches) thick.
The BLU Vivo Air LTE is available for pre-order for $199 and it’s expected to ship starting September 22nd.
The Vivo Air LTE is one of the thinnest 4G-capable phones on the market, but it’s certainly not as powerful as the Pure XL. Instead it has the kind of specs you’d expect from a decent mid-range smartphone in 2015, including:
- 4.8 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of storage
- 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 2,050 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
In other words, the most remarkable thing about this phone is its size… but it has specs that are competitive with another $200ish smartphone: the Motorola Moto G.
Motorola’s phone has a bigger battery and higher resolution rear camera than the BLU Vivo Air LTE, but it’s not as thin and you have to pay $220 to get a model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Note that Moto G has a microSD card slot though, and the BLU Vivo Air LTE does not.